The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Sat 20 Apr - Blackmore's Blood
Sun 21 Apr - Goggsie's Midnight Scunners
Fri 26 Apr - Turbyne
Sat 11 May - The Straits UK
Sat 18 May - Maiden England
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
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For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Saturday 20 April
Blackmore's BloodBlackmore's Blood

Deep Purple / Rainbow Tribute act

Ritchie Blackmore is beyond doubt one of the all-time great guitar players. From his roots with The Outlaws and his many session recordings in the sixties, through defining hard rock with Deep Purple and Rainbow in the seventies, eighties and again in the nineties and on to the renaissance rock of Blackmore’s Night, Ritchie has proved that he is a master of the guitar across a multitude of styles.

Since their first gig in early 2016, Blackmore’s Blood’s reputation for presenting the most authentic tribute to the genius, flamboyance and flair of Ritchie from those rock years of Deep Purple and Rainbow, incorporating not only the true sound of the man himself but also the showmanship recreated in true Ritchie style, has lead to increasing successes and a demand for even more shows nationwide.

The band share an unequalled determination, commitment and passion to reproduce the look and sound of Deep Purple and Rainbow that fans of these two great bands want to see and hear. On vocals, Jim is a powerhouse. With the ability to recreate the passion of Gillan, the soulfulness of Coverdale and the spine tingling, breath taking power of Ronnie James Dio and Graham Bonnet. Phil on Bass and Keith on Drums provide the perfect rhythm section, pulling the band together with pinpoint accuracy. Andy on Keyboards has been a follower and fan of the late great Jon Lord for many years giving him inspiration and the conviction to honour and emulate the sound of the great man himself. On guitar we have Mal who has studied and perfected his style and ability to mirror that of Ritchie for over 20 years. Blackmore’s Blood is Mal’s concept and the name comes from the fact that Mal is a true blood relative of Ritchie Blackmore. He has the look of him and an unrivalled ability to play and sound like him too. With support and acknowledgement from personnel who have worked closely with Ritchie during the past 40 years and more, it is clear why they say this band’s own Ritchie, really is the closest and the finest tribute to Ritchie Blackmore anyone is likely to see.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £6 from Barnstorm, £8 on the door.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Sunday 21 April
Goggsie's Midnight ScunnersGoggsie's Midnight Scunners

Goggsie's Midnight Scunners return for their annual Easter Sunday bash at The Venue.

***TICKETS FOR THIS GIG ARE EXPECTED TO SELL OUT, PLEASE BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE FROM BARNSTORM RECORDS (Queensberry Street)***


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From 3pm - 8pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £6. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 26 April
TurbyneTurbyne

plus A Ritual Spirit & Kilonova  plus Ashen Reach

Having secured an opening slot at Bloodstock Open Air Festival 2018, Dumfries progressive metallers Turbyne blew the roof off the New Blood Stage in spectacular style last summer and set the standard for all bands to follow.
Known for their dual vocal, high energy performances Turbyne return to The Venue for an intimate hometown show on Friday 26th April bringing three fellow BOA18 bands along with them for the ride.
This is definitely a night not to be missed!
£5 on the door.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £5. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 11 May
The Straits UKThe Straits UK

plus The LOAs

The UKs No.1 Dire Straits Tribute Band.

Founded in 2018, The Straits UK are made up of five musicians all with a passion for delivering quality music and performance every time.

Residing in the North East of England, the idea to form a tribute to Dire Straits originated with the frontman and drummer, who happen to be father and son. They have both been life long Dire Straits fans, meaning attention to detail is second to none.

Performing all the hits from The Dire Straits back catalogue, with authenticity that has been likened to ‘listening to the real thing’ by many.

Come with us to experience and re-live the unmistakable guitar and keyboard sounds of the Alchemy, Wembley ’85, On Every Street tours and much more!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets online £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 18 May
Maiden EnglandMaiden England

Recently reformed and historically acclaimed Iron Maiden tribute band Maiden England are bringing a whole new Maiden Experience to the road, in the style of the old. The current show runs through the entirety of the iconic bands first 2 albums, Killers, and Iron Maiden which featured original front man Paul Di’anno. A blissful execution of early Maiden classics, Phantom of the opera, Killers, Prowler, Wratchchild, Murders in the rue morgue, Running free, Iron Maiden, and many more. A hard hitting classic metal show of epic proportion that is sure to rattle your ancestors, Maiden England The Di’anno Years.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 31 May
Columbia - The Sound of OasisColumbia - The Sound of Oasis

plus The Tones

There we were, now here we are, Columbia an experienced oasis tribute band playing the stone cold classics and fan favourites of one of Britain's best loved rock and roll bands are always guarenteed to get the crowd going.

Formed in Scotland's capital city Columbia have been steadily building a repution as one of the best oasis tributes, wowing audiences wherever they have played.

All of the band members had previously been playing with other bands until the call for an Oasis tribute came along and Columbia was born.

2019 looks to be an another exiting year for the band playing gigs throughout Scotland and the north of England

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £7 + BF from Skiddle. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 8 June
Volts (AC DC Tribute)

Volts are Scotland's premier tribute to the world's greatest ever rock n' roll band,
AC/DC. The shows are not for the faint-hearted - Willie (Bon/Brian), Craig
(Angus), John (Malcolm), Tony (Cliff) and Iain (Phil) give nothing less than 100%
every night to bring packed houses two blistering hours of non-stop AC/DC
classics.



From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 29 June
MacTallicaMacTallica

Formed in 2012, Mactallica have built a solid reputation as Scotland’s most authentic, accurate tribute to the heavy metal giants, Metallica!! With a vast vocabulary of Metallica’s songs always ready to go, dazzling musicianship and and an unhealthy obsession with replicating the real, live experience of a Metallica show, Mactallica have been receiving rave reviews across Scotland from fans who have seen the real deal!!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 20 July
Fue FightersFue Fighters

plus The Fighting 69th

Fue Fighters - Scotland's Foo Fighters Tribute first came about in a small kitchen in Hamilton in 2014, after Mark replied to Gordon's online ad to see if anyone was interested in starting a Foo's trib. After a splendid acoustic rendition of Big Me, it was quickly decided that they should push on with plans to recruit new members, while practising in each others houses.

Scott quickly came on board as drummer, after which Mark and Gordon quickly decided that new amps would have to be bought in order to be heard!

After our original bassist Paul decided to leave with our thanks after our early gigs, Stewart came on board, and the he quickly settled in, bringing with him his incredible enthusiasm and stage presence.

The rest, as they say, is history. The band regularly play in Scotland's top pubs and clubs dedicated to playing live music, constantly striving to hone in on the brilliant sound of Foo Fighters. Rock on!!

Gordon, from Hamilton, lead guitar and vocals. He has done tribute work in the Tenerife and Canaries circuit including Status Quo, Green Day, Floyd and and also rock/pop covers band working the holiday resorts. Since return to Scotland had also been a guitarist and singer in 12 Gold Bars (Quo).

Mark, from Falkirk, rhythm guitar and vocals. Has rehearsed in a few covers and original bands but never actually made it onto stage proper, so this the first band he has played on stage with.

Stewart, from Clydebank, bass guitar, is the band's scholar. Studied music at James Watt
and has been playing 15 years played in a Fleetwood Mac and AC/DC tribute. He also played in an original band and recorded a couple of singles.

Scotty, also from Clydebank, drums. Scotty has been drumming 25 years in many bands in Scotland over the years. The past 12 years mostly in the covers and tribute scene and is a very busy "dep" drummer in the Scottish rock covers scene.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £5. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 24 August
Rock Bottom (UK)Rock Bottom (UK)

A Tribute to the music of UFO

ROCK BOTTOM (UK) was formed in 2012 by a group of experienced musicians united by a common love of classic UFO / Michael Schenker Group. Bringing together timeless hard rock anthems from the "Strangers In The Night" and "One Night In Budokan" live albums, Rock Bottom blend quality musicianship, driving on-stage energy and authentic tones from that magical 70's and early 80's era.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.